Why Meditation?

The Buddhists knew a thing or two about the mind and how it monkey’s itself, always busy, chattering inside our heads. It needs help to calm down, to see the life journey in perspective. I teach a simple method that assists in the practice, based on MBSR and the many years of sitting on my cushion and at the feet of many great teachers. Each day is a new beginning, each breath is a new beginning. I work with a method to help you connect to the body, the breath and the sense of connection to the truth of who you are. The meditation practice is connected to the writing practice, is connected to the living practice.  All one thing.

Why  Silence

For the past 16 years I have been co-facilitating Silent Retreats at an Italian monastery at the foothills of the Italian Alps (2 hours north of Venice).  After a day of gentle preparation, our participants step into the “soft embrace of silence” for 4 days. We call the retreat “Chaos Calmo” – an opportunity to calm the chaos of everyday life and drop into another reality.  We take time to write, to meditate, to develop the art of what it is like to sit and do nothing but be with oneself.  It is a vacation at the deepest level and the results are extraordinary.  Over the years we have watched people rediscover themselves in ways they never dreamed possible.  

 

Meditation for Children

For the past 16 years I have been co-facilitating Silent Retreats at an Italian monastery at the foothills of the Italian Alps (2 hours north of Venice).  After a day of gentle preparation, our participants step into the “soft embrace of silence” for 4 days. We call the retreat “Chaos Calmo” – an opportunity to calm the chaos of everyday life and drop into another reality.  We take time to write, to meditate, to develop the art of what it is like to sit and do nothing but be with oneself.  It is a vacation at the deepest level and the results are extraordinary.  Over the years we have watched people rediscover themselves in ways they never dreamed possible.